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Giles Lytton StracheyEminent Victorians (April 29, 2012)

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LibriVox recording of Eminent Victorians, by Giles Lytton Strachey. Read by Margaret Espaillat.

On Modern Library's list of 100 Best Non-Fiction books, "Eminent Victorians" marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and to usher in a new spirit by which chauvinism, hypocrisy and the stiff upper lip were debunked. In it, Strachey cleverly exposes the self-seeking ambitions of Cardinal Manning and the manipulative, neurotic Florence Nightingale; and in his essays on Dr Arnold and General Gordon, his quarries are not only his subjects but also the public-school system and the whole structure of nineteenth-century liberal values.

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This audio is part of the collection: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
It also belongs to collection: Audio Books & Poetry

Artist/Composer: Giles Lytton Strachey
Date: 2012-04-29
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; non-fiction; biography; Victorian era; Cardinal Manning; Florence Nightingale; Dr. Arnold; General Gordon; public school; nineteenth-century

Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0


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02 - Cardinal Manning, Chapter 2 26.6 MB 
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11 - Florence Nightingale, Chapter 1 12.8 MB 
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15 - Dr. Arnold, Part 1 33.6 MB 
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